It's common for the chinese community to have CNY visit to their relatives and friends. At least these visits will remind their ties with their distant relatives, and also some old friends. These visits are not the same as the 'open house' concept where the host invites u. The initiative of the CNY visits is from the person who want to make the visit. Just give them a call before you go to their place.
We visited Tambi and wife last night, Mr. Wan & family came along.
Well, Tambi and wife are not distant relatives of ours, they're our good friends. Still, this CNY visit was meaningful.
There'll be lots of visitors this weekend. Many friends and relatives had called us in advance. Oh well, I better get lots and lots of angpow ready, there'll be lots of children waiting for angpow.
p/s Due to tight schedule (and tight budget), me and my wife decided not to have open house this year. However, you're most welcome to pay us a CNY visit. Some home-made cookies and 100-plus drink will be served.